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Second Deaf Sport Games held in Bicol

The use of flags is explained to deaf and hard of hearing players prior to the start of the games.

By Media Solutions

LEGAZPI CITY— The players tossed the volleyball, dribbled the basketball and served the shuttlecock, each time without speaking or shouting, even in the most intense moments of the game.

 “It was like a silent movie,” said referee Robert Detera, referring to Second Annual Bicol Deaf Games which, unlike ordinary games, lacked the usual shouts and jeers. 

 Some 140 persons with hearing disabilities joined the Games spearheaded by the Albay Association of the Deaf, Inc. (AAD) in partnership with the Naval Forces Southern Luzon (Navforsol) held May 11 to 12 at the Navforsol headquarters in Barangay Rawis here.

 

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